Carpentry - Certificate Program

Students working on house project.

The Certificate in Carpentry is designed to prepare the student for entry level positions in residential and commercial construction. Students who complete the program will be prepared to apply for positions as entry level carpenters. The program focuses on carpentry involving basic carpentry processes and safety on the work site. Relevant theory and skills in solving basic mathematical problems, blueprint reading, and the safe use of hand tools, power tools, and other equipment and materials of the trade will be addressed. Students will have the opportunity to participate in service and experiential learning activities both on and off campus related to construction trades.

 

Program Outcomes:

• The student will demonstrate workplace safety.
• Students will use basic construction practices to build various projects.
• Students will demonstrate the stages of preliminary project planning.
• Students will identify the common materials utilized in woodworking. (Different woods and hardware)

Program Characteristics

The Certificate in Carpentry takes approximately one year to complete. The Carpentry program is certified through the North Dakota Department of Vocational Education and is funded under the Native American Career and Technical Education Program by the United States Department of Education. Students are required to take a limited amount of essential studies requirements to broaden their learning experience.

Faculty

The Carpentry faculty are professionals who have been employed in private and public sectors of education and business. They continue to participate in professional development and scholarly activity to enhance their knowledge and to serve as role models for lifelong learning.

Kim Paulson

Kim Paulson
Instructor
701-766-1347
kim.paulson@littlehoop.edu

 

First Year Fall

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
ENGL 100 Student Success FA,SP
1
CARP 105 Core Curriculum FA,SP
4
CARP 101 On-Site Construction I FA,SP,SU
8
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers FA,SP
3
HPER 210 First Aid/CPR  
1
  TOTAL  
17
     

 

First Year Spring

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
CARP 133A Carpentry Level One (A)* FA,SP
4
CARP 201 On-Site Construction II** FA,SP,SU
8
DS110 Dakota Thought, Philosophy & Culture*** FA,SP,SU
3
  TOTAL   15
     
  *Prerequisite: CARP 105 (Core Curriculum)  
  **Prerequisite: CARP 101 (On-Site Construction I)  
  ***Alternate Summer Rotation    
     

 

 

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
CARP 133B Carpentry Level One (B)**** FA,SP
3
ENGL105 Technical Communications FA,SP
3
ENGL161 Dakota Language I FA,SP,SU
3
  TOTAL   9
     
  ****Prerequisite: CARP 133A (Carpentry Level I)  
     

 

Certificate Program Total Credits.....41

Carpentry Course Descriptions